Is a scam? If so, are there any legitimate ways to make money at home?

-Looking for legitimate survey companies or any at home ventures in order to make extra income.
_Something that won't take up a lot of time, and won't cost a lot of money to start.

6 years ago - 5 answers

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Don't waste your time looking for internet "jobs." You'll just be bombarded with all kinds of scams. Go to the government site where you will find all sorts of real private sector jobs.

6 years ago

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I haven't heard of SurveyMonster. If they ask for any money, they aren't legit. There are some good survey companies out there, but it's not a lot of money. It's more like "fun money".

If you're looking for a work from home JOB (not a home based business), there are lots of companies who hire for call center type positions. And don't listen to the nay-sayers who say work from home and telecommuting jobs are all scams or that there aren't real jobs. There are. You just have to know where to look and how to avoid the scams.

Do NOT pay for a list of jobs or pay to get a job. There are a few of the legitimate companies that, after you have qualified for the job, ask you to pay for a background check if you will be handling sensitive information like credit cards. It's usually $20-$30 and from legitimate companies is a legit fee to pay. Other than that, there is no reason or need to pay anything if you just want a job. Some of the call center jobs, you are an independent contractor (IC) and some you are an employee.

If you want to start a home based business, there will be fees involved and business expenses. There are many legit business opportunities out there in direct sales, multi-level and network marketing. There are great companies to work with, but having a business isn't for everyone.

For info on jobs, you can check out this comparison chart from - it shows a huge list of companies, their requirements, pay, where they are etc.

Also, check out the telecommuting forums at and


by eclecticwahm - 6 years ago

Surveys are going to take up a lot of time and very few are going to pay... doesn't matter whether you pay or not.... but I wouldn't pay because the surveys are no better and neither are your chances.

~from someone who has been there, tried that and never made a dime...
Helping others create income from home through education of the system and how it really works.

by Jennifer F - 6 years ago

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by CN - 6 years ago

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by Michz - 6 years ago